Joe Bonamassa is renowned for his virtuosic blues-rock guitar vocabulary. That said, his massive collection of vintage guitars is as famous as his incendiary playing — he's all about rare and interesting axes. The Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard pays tribute to one of Joe's rarer finds: a 1959 Les Paul Standard. The original instrument was meticulously restored from an unplayable state, armed with top-of-the-line components, and stripped of its candy apple red finish to reveal a stunning figured maple top. This loving re-creation includes all the period-correct details you'd expect, such as single-ply binding, pearloid trapezoid inlays, Tulip tuning keys, and nickel hardware, along with custom mods spec'd by Joe, including Gibson BurstBucker pickups, updated electronics with Mallory caps and CTS pots, and a Graph Tech nut. And, of course, the Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard includes a AAAA flame maple veneer top that echoes the look of the stunning solidbody electric guitar that inspired it. The Limited Edition Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard comes with a vintage-style hardshell case adorned with Joe's "Nerdville, CA" artwork and a certificate of authenticity.
Joe Bonamassa's epic collection of guitars and amps has become almost as famous as Joe himself. Suffice it to say, the man knows his vintage axes. So, it's significant that he chose his refurbished 1959 Les Paul Standard to share with his legions of fans and vintage guitar enthusiasts. When Joe found this axe, it had seen better days. Not only was it in an unplayable state, but it had also been painted candy apple red. Despite its unremarkable condition, Joe saw this Les Paul for what it was, and after a component overhaul and massive refinishing, gave it a new lease on life. Epiphone's Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard is a miraculous re-creation of this resurrected classic, packed with premium Gibson humbuckers and top-notch electronics, a AAAA flame maple top, and a knockout aged gloss finish with nickel hardware. This classy six-string is made to shine onstage!
There's a reason Joe Bonamassa keeps coming back to the tried-and-true combo of premium humbucking pickups. With a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge position and BurstBucker 2s in the neck and middle positions, the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard is as close to a vintage Les Paul as it gets. Specially engineered for authentic PAF tone, these humbuckers go from dark and intense to smokin' hot, delivering the classic bark and bite that rockers and blues guitarists have sought for decades.
The rich and smoky sound of the Les Paul has defined rock for decades. If you long for the epic sound of classic humbuckers and resonant mahogany, then you just can't beat the Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul Standard. This iconic solidbody electric guitar defines the essence of modern rock. The flame maple top, aged gloss finish, nickel hardware, trapezoid inlays, and single-ply binding give this instrument an elegant look. If you want a true modern classic, then pick up a Joe Bonamassa Lazarus 1959 Les Paul.
When blues-rock guitar legend Joe Bonamassa found "Lazarus," a rare 1959 Gibson Les Paul™ Standard, it was in poor condition and had been refinished red. Like the Biblical Lazarus, Joe's original guitar was brought back to life. Once it was restored, its stunningly figured top was revealed. Now Joe Bonamassa is once again collaborating with Epiphone, this time on a guitar inspired by his Gibson™ "Lazarus" 1959 Les Paul Standard. Featuring a one-piece mahogany neck, a mahogany body with a maple cap, topped with a wide-grain AAAA flame maple veneer, it's outfitted with Gibson BurstBucker™ pickups and 50s style wiring with CTS® potentiometers and Mallory™ capacitors. It comes in a vintage-style case with Bonamassa graphics. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.
|Number of Strings
|Carved Hard Maple Cap with AAA Figured Maple Veneer
50s Rounded Medium C
|304.8mm / 12"
|Number of Frets
|22, Medium Jumbo
|629.0mm / 24.763"
|43.0mm / 1.692"
|Graph Tech® NuBone®
|Glued in, Long Tenon
Epiphone Deluxe with Vintage Tulip Keys
Gold Top Hat with dial pointers
Epiphone LockTone™ ABR-1
Epiphone LockTone™ Stop Bar
Cream / Black; PVC
Gibson BurstBucker™ 2
Gibson BurstBucker™ 3
2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® pots, Mallory capacitors, 50s era wiring, 3-way Switchcraft® toggle
Vintage-Style with "BONAMASSA Nerdville, CA" Graphic
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